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Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel

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The Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel - Rwanda's first youth hostel - located near the centre of Kigali in Kimihurura, is the perfect place for you to start exploring the heart of Africa. The hostel boasts great value accommodation, a fun atmosphere, excellent customer service, and a wealth of information about what to see and do. With a relaxing environment from the bar terrace, private rooms, dormitories, camping, hot showers and catering available, you are guaranteed to find just what you are looking for. Enjoy the convenience of a thoughtfully prepared breakfast on the open-air balcony overlooking the hills of Rwanda as you start your day. The hostel staff are ready to help answer any questions you may have during your stay. The Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel is a Social Enterprise of Ingabo Trading and Training Company, all profit is donated to support the Aegis Trust.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Laundry Service
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Kigali Intl. Airport5 mi
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I booked this hostel because it was one of the best rated on various websites but it turns out that the place is badly managed (actually it's not managed at all, with reception and bar often empty) and some of the information about the hostel and the rooms are lies:
-They claim t
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What a fantastic place to base yourself when exploring Kigali. We only had two nights here in a private room (which was compact and clean) as we decided to fly in to Kigali and not Entebbe, to be closer to Bwindi (In Uganda) to transfer to see the Gorillas.
Eric and Geoff were f
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We stayed in the hostel for three nights. The staff we’re all really helpful and welcoming. The hostel is located quite conveniently to discover the whole city even by walking. I would definitely stay here again, so thanks for having us 🙏
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The common area is nice and spacious. The rooms are okay, but the bed wasn't that great. The staff was friendly, but didn't look very open to communicate with. Some improvements can be made at the toilet and shower. There is competition around and I choose for another hostel afte
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We camped in the garden overnight as part of an overland trip, the common area was pretty nice, however, I ended up getting up at 5 o'clock in the morning to make sure that I could shower as the place kept running out of water.

Dinner looked tasty but they did have an issue cat
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one of the shared bathrooms. There is single bathroom to share
8 bed dorm - mix, there is 6 bed room too .
Hello, I will be arriving on February 1st 2018 at kigali airport at 01:25, would an airport transfer be availible at this time? Thanks
Hello, I want a 2 bed room for April 3rd and 4th but the online booking links is not accepting my credit card (Visa), how can I reserve it? Thank you
Hi Lorena, Thank you for reaching out to us, we have a solution for that, you can reach us at +250 783720790
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How do i arrange airport transfer when i arrive Thank you
Hello I would want to know how far off are you from the city centre (distance wise) and how much is a taxi from the Hostel to the city centre? Regards Proverbial
About 10-15 minutes. But I would recommend using a motorbike taxi instead of a car because of trafic and prices. The staff are very helpful and can help you with the price.
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Yes id like to know more about the dorms accomodation for a single person for 4nights could be 5. You mayaalso quote for a single room bed and breakfast and bed only and can a person reserve and book when therehoping to getthereby 8th Jan 2015
Hi Kennedy, Thank you for your enquiry and I apologise for the delay in our response. We have been trying to find a space for you at the hostel, but we have been fully booked at the hostel from 8th Jan for about a week onwards, for some time. We had though that if there were any cancellations, we could get you a space - but it seems that there aren't going to be any. Please call us on +250782265679 or email on the info at the top of this page for more information and in case anything changes today. With best wishes, Sam Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel
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"Avoid rooms facing the back !"
"I don't think there are any bad rooms at the hostel. Some are closer to the common area, where wifi is strongest."
"Not too close to the showerroom"
"avoid room 22"
"If you set the showers to 'bath' or 'tap' mode the hot water runs fine and you just need to be a little creative to have a shower!"
US$15 - US$45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
RwandaKigali ProvinceKigali
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